Matt began experimenting with code during high school out of a personal interest in web design. During high school he was able to gain a good understanding of basic web page design and database interaction. For several years he maintained a database-driven gaming website which had hundreds of registered users.
In December of 2010, Matt graduated from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. His degree was in Computer Science with a focus on Information Technology. This focus gave Matt great experience and a solid understanding of many topics related to systems administration.
During his senior year at Tennessee Tech, Matt was able to intern with the Computer Science department. His work primarily involved maintaining and implementing new technology in the department's infrastructure.